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BGDL 16 - Edo Baraf: Things to Consider when Adding Custom Components to Your Game

Edo Baraf, designer of Herbaceous, discusses the many different types of custom components you can add to your games and the challenges and considerations that go with each one. We talk custom dice, boards, boxes, inserts, meeples, sleeves, and more. (Not miniatures. That will be its own episode.)

Edo has experience with lots of custom components and offers a ton of insight on the things to be aware of when adding them to your game.

Check it out here: http://www.boardgamedesignlab.com/custom-components-in-your-game-with-ed...

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"Nice" ... Edo is a cool dude!

You're doing a great job with the podcasts. Can't wait for the episode of "Minis" because there was a "Tactical" version of "Tradewars - Homeworld" that I might want to bring to life... but I wanted more information about the "Minis".

Anyhow please share us the BGDL podcast whenever that Episode airs!

Great job @Gabe! (And @Edo too!) LOL

Thanks, man. I'm really glad

Thanks, man. I'm really glad you're enjoying the show.

Excellent interview!

Gabe,

I greatly enjoyed the interview with Edo. What impressed me most was the fact that he spoke, not only of the custom components, but also of the costs associated with moving one's game from basic to custom accessories. Also, I can only hope that designer's take your sage advice by not attempting to "bling" their first project to the point at which it never sees the light of day due to the costs.

Cheers,
Joe

Thanks again Gabe! There are

Thanks again Gabe! There are a lot of podcasts on game design, your questions are always concise and interesting. Learning a lot about the game industry.

You're completely right. It

The Professor wrote:
Also, I can only hope that designer's take your sage advice by not attempting to "bling" their first project to the point at which it never sees the light of day due to the costs.

You're completely right. It can be so easy for a design to grow out of control.

I know from personal experience that it can take a while to learn that it's often better to cut from a design than add to. And that's definitely the case with custom components.

JamJam52 wrote:Thanks again

JamJam52 wrote:
Thanks again Gabe! There are a lot of podcasts on game design, your questions are always concise and interesting. Learning a lot about the game industry.

Awesome. Thanks for listening!

loved the new episode!

Is there a list of places that does custom pieces for smaller runs?

Alibaba anyone?!

Glass shoe games wrote:
Is there a list of places that does custom pieces for smaller runs?

I believe the MOQ is 500 units at most Chinese factories. And then you can go upwards to 10,000 units for higher orders.

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Custom-Wooden-Token-Meeples-Board-...

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